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1206 Pecan St, Bandera, TX 78003
830-796-8494
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Really Good Chinese Restaurant

This restaurant is not what you would expect to find in the Cowboy Capital. Recently rated as one of the top 100 Chinese restaurants it truly is a great find. I've had several items over the past few years and never had anything that was not excellent. My spouse goes for the China Bowl Prawns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Ray S
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Green Valley, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This restaurant is not what you would expect to find in the Cowboy Capital. Recently rated as one of the top 100 Chinese restaurants it truly is a great find. I've had several items over the past few years and never had anything that was not excellent. My spouse goes for the China Bowl Prawns every time and she has... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have a great menu, with nice prices during the lunch. I've found their evening prices to be on the high side, and low value. But the lunch you get your money's worth. Staff are usually very friendly.

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Bandera, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Tired of all the rural Texas and BBQ? China Bowl is a tasty place to go to. The food is very good and the service is very good.

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Bandera, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is probably the last time i will order from China bowl....the prices have gone up so much that for what you get it just isn't worth it. I have been a customer of China Bowl for at least 9 years and the cost now is outrageous...the portions are smaller...the service stinks...I am sorry to see this restaurant go down... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

I live in Bandera and the food is not very flavorful. It's too overprice at dinner time. The portion size aren't the best. And then when this one host, (I think his name is Brandon) is there, he always seems to be very rude. He gives me the worst attitude and doesn't have good customer service. This wasn't the first... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was not expecting authentic Chinese cuisine, but that is what we go. Great food at good prices. We'll be back.

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Adra, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

service was good. Great choice of food on the menu. My husband and I both had the hot and sour soup and it was delicious. We both chose different main courses which were full of flavour. The restaurant is very basic but don't let that put you off. The food is far from basic.

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Hondo, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The was my first time here. Service was excellent! Food was hot and tasty! I had the egg drop soup, beef with vegetables,fried rice and crab rangoon. It was enough for lunch and I even brought some home. I can't wait to go back! Please keep in mind of their hours. Lunch is 11-3 and I believe Dinner is 5-9.... More 

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Mico, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is as average as you can get. It is clean and the food tastes just like they opened one of those cans of chow mein you get at the box store. The food is OK but not much better.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found this place after paying too much for food at a food truck while we were working at a festival. Lunch special was cheap, came with soup and egg roll and was very good. Try it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1206 Pecan St, Bandera, TX 78003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bandera
  • Phone Number: 830-796-8494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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